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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Wait
 
All comes right to him who can wait.  French.  1
An hour of triumph comes at last to them who watch and wait.  2
Everything comes in time to him that can wait.  French.  3
For the hungry, “wait” is a hard word.  4
He that makes waits.  5
He that waits upon another’s trencher, makes many a light dinner.  6
He who can wait obtains what he wishes.  Italian.  7
He who waits for another man’s trencher often dines in imagination (or with Duke Humphrey).  French.  8
He who waits for another man’s platter has a cold meal.  Catalan.  9
If he wait long enough the world will be his own.  Portuguese.  10
If you have learnt to wait you may be Queen of Sweden.  Danish.  11
It is necessary to wait for the same man.  French.  12
People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.  French.  13
Seven never wait for one.  Russian.  14
The auld aver may die waiting for new grass.  15
The future belongs to him who knows how to wait.  Russian.  16
To know how to wait is the great secret of success.  De Maistre.  17
To wait upon his preceptors and the aged is the first point of honor and civility.  Chinese.  18
Wait is a hard word to the hungry.  German.  19
When you do not know what to do—wait.  20
 
 
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